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Blackpool Illuminations is an annual lights festival, founded i...

wikipedia - 18 Sep 2016
Blackpool Illuminations is an annual lights festival, founded in 1879 and first switched on 19 September that year, held each autumn in the British seaside resort of Blackpool on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. Also known locally as The Lights or The Illuminations, they run each year for sixty-six days, from late August until early November at a time when most other English seaside resorts' seasons are coming to an end. Dubbed as "the greatest free light show on earth", they are 6 miles
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Barry Band: Sandgrown' Un's years as top resort boss

Blackpool Gazette - 15 Mar 2018
“I was temporary for three years but in that time Harry Porter, the director, and his deputy, Miss Nellie Moore, took me everywhere – to the Blackpool Information Bureau in Regent Street, London, to the big conferences at the Winter Gardens, and the ...
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Menopausal women say no to 'M' badges

Wigan Today - 18 Mar 2018
Whilst wearing an 'M' badge might seem a practical move to a cyber woman, giving her permission to open a window to get some air when she feels she's about to light up like Blackpool Illuminations, anyone with any emotion, especially menopausal women ...
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'Special' Worsthorne care home celebrates 30th anniversary

Burnley Express - 14 Mar 2018
From trips to see the Blackpool Illuminations to fish and chips from Harry Ramsden's, a family-run care home in Worsthorne is celebrating 30 years of providing bespoke care for its residents. Chapel Lodge, located at 2 Old Hall Square in the village ...
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A knockout night with boxer Bruno

Blackpool Gazette - 07 Mar 2018
The evening included an auction, which featured items such as boxing gloves signed by Frank himself and fellow boxing legend Mike Tyson. Proceeds from the auction are set to go to good causes supported by Bruno and a charity nominated by the club – and ...
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Club's biggest night as boxing champ Frank hits St Annes

Blackpool Gazette - 02 Mar 2018
“Frank has been an outstanding personality for years and we are delighted to welcome him to St Annes. We are also very grateful for the support from local businesses.” Bruno, now 56, was one of the most well-loved and recognisable boxers in British ...
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Re-opening of Blackpool bridge ends traffic chaos

Blackpool Gazette - 15 Mar 2018
Coun Gillian Campbell, deputy leader or Blackpool Council, said: “Once again, we have delivered on our promise to complete the next phase of the bridges improvement programme on time. “The work that was carried out was essential and without it we would ...
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Funding to transform coastal communities opens for bids

Planning & Building Control Today - 26 Feb 2018
In January 2015, Blackpool city council received a £2m CCF grant towards the 'Lightpool' project to deliver a radical transformation of the Blackpool Illuminations, creating a new visitor experience and a major boost to the local economy. The Tate St ...
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Barry Band: The men who put Blackpool on the map

Blackpool Gazette - 08 Mar 2018
Like William Foster 50 years earlier, Bob came to Blackpool after early experience with Blackburn Corporation and a five-year stint as publicity chief at Worthing. Barry Morris says Bob set the marker for superb Illuminations Switch On night ...
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Blackpool Illuminations switch-on 2017 - warning over train travel

Manchester Evening News - 30 Aug 2017
If you're heading by train to watch the big Illuminations switch-on in Blackpool this Friday, be warned, you won't be able to get home the same way. Due to industrial action by Northern Rail, the last train to Manchester out of the resort will leave at ...

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